Have you ever noticed that some of the older, vintage Easter figurines are not so happy-go-lucky as our more contemporary lamb and bunny molds? Honestly, I never really gave it much thought until last year when I spotted a mixed media style Easter bunny at the thrift store. It’s a decoupaged deal with lots of stamping and faux aging.
I took the bunny home and started to take some photos of it, when I noticed that this particular bunny didn’t look very happy. The more I looked at him, the more it appeared to me that his face was frozen into, well, kind of a sour puss.
Jump to this year during a trip to the thrift store and while ambling past the figurine isle, I happen to notice several curiously strange Easter figurines. I can’t say that they’re all vintage, but after googling vintage Easter figurines, I’ve come to realize that Easter bunnies and lambs haven’t always been the cheery little baubles like we see nowadays.
Let me show you what I found, and tell you what was going through my mind at the time. Please know that I’m not trying to offend the figurine makers. This is just my take at first glance and it’s all in fun.
This is my mixed media bunny, but I’ve come to know him as my not-so-happy bunny. And yes, I still have him.
Sinister gargoyle bunny?
He looks pretty mad about that flower garland, doesn’t he?
Unicycle rabbit?…Hairless Exercycle bunny?
But he does look happy, I’ll give him that. I mean who wouldn’t be when they’re exercising?
You can faux my walls. You can faux my furniture, but PLEASE, don’t faux my chocolate bunnies.
This guy stood about 10 inches tall. Could you imagine a 3 year old getting a hold of this?…CRUNCH!
Man-boy in lamb costume? Genetically engineered lamb-human ???
What would you call that, a Luman… a Hamb?
Oh my goodness…curiously strange indeed!!
Now let’s just refresh.
Here is an example of the kind of Easter figurine I’m used to seeing this time of year. Is this the kind you’re used to having around?
Sweet. Happy. Non-aggressive…
Here’s to a Happy Spring and Easter.
May we all try be a little more sweet, happy and non-aggressive this season.